The best international player in the history of each franchise

The best international player in the history of each franchise

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Golden State Warriors

Andrew Bogut, Australia

An underrated piece to the Golden State Warriors first championship run since 1975, Andrew Bogut’s floor vision, finishing near the rim and paint protection were vital for a team that needed every bit of his toughness.

Bogut arrived to the Bay as a member of the somewhat controversial trade that saw Golden State choose to roll with Stephen Curry as their franchise cornerstone over the more established Monta Ellis.

Ellis was shipped to the Milwaukee Bucks while the Australian seven-footer came back as part of the transaction.

As a Warrior, Bogut wound up giving the team an added dimension no one else on their roster could. During the Warriors’ 2014-15 title season, Bogut averaged merely 6.3 points per outing, but backed that up with an impressive 8.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.8 blocks nightly.

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